Pathways linking racial/ethnic discrimination and sleep among U.S.-born and foreign-born Latinxs

Luz M. Garcini, Diana A. Chirinos, Kyle W. Murdock, Annina Seiler, Angie S. LeRoy, Mary Peek, Malcom P. Cutchin, Christopher Fagundes

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Abstract

This study examined the association between racial/ethnic discrimination and sleep through psychological distress and body mass index (BMI), and determined whether the aforementioned associations vary between U.S. and foreign-born Latinxs. Participants were 1332 Latinx adults enrolled in the Texas City Stress and Health Study. Multistage sampling methods were used to select participants. A model linking racial/ethnic discrimination with sleep disturbances through direct and indirect (i.e., psychological distress and BMI) paths demonstrated good fit. Greater racial/ethnic discrimination was associated with greater psychological distress and higher BMI. Psychological distress and BMI were also significant predictors of sleep disturbances. The indirect path from racial/ethnic discrimination to sleep disturbances via psychological distress was significant. A model with parameters constrained to be equal between U.S.-born and foreign-born Latinxs suggested associations were comparable between these groups. Our study demonstrated the relevance of racial/ethnic discrimination to sleep disturbances, particularly its association via psychological distress among Latinxs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Behavioral Medicine
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StateAccepted/In press - Dec 21 2017

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Keywords

  • Depression
  • Discrimination
  • Latinxs
  • Sleep
  • Structural equation modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Garcini, L. M., Chirinos, D. A., Murdock, K. W., Seiler, A., LeRoy, A. S., Peek, M., ... Fagundes, C. (Accepted/In press). Pathways linking racial/ethnic discrimination and sleep among U.S.-born and foreign-born Latinxs. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-017-9907-2

Pathways linking racial/ethnic discrimination and sleep among U.S.-born and foreign-born Latinxs. / Garcini, Luz M.; Chirinos, Diana A.; Murdock, Kyle W.; Seiler, Annina; LeRoy, Angie S.; Peek, Mary; Cutchin, Malcom P.; Fagundes, Christopher.

In: Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21.12.2017, p. 1-10.

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Garcini, Luz M. ; Chirinos, Diana A. ; Murdock, Kyle W. ; Seiler, Annina ; LeRoy, Angie S. ; Peek, Mary ; Cutchin, Malcom P. ; Fagundes, Christopher. / Pathways linking racial/ethnic discrimination and sleep among U.S.-born and foreign-born Latinxs. In: Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2017 ; pp. 1-10.
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